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Knee Tendonitis? How To Manage?

KNEE TENDONITIS – Pro Physiotherapy in Jayanagar, JP Nagar, Bangalore specializes in treating a wide range of orthopedic conditions. They have extensive experience in providing physiotherapy, non-surgical treatment for Knee Tendonitis

Knee Tendonitis

Knee Tendonitis, also known as Patellar Tendonitis or Jumper’s Knee, is an overuse injury caused by repetitive activities placing strain on the patellar tendon. The patellar tendon is responsible for providing an extension to the knee muscles. The condition is characterized by inflammation in the patellar tendon which may make it difficult to carry out routine activities involving the knee joint.

Causes Of Knee Tendonitis

Prolonged or repeated activities involving the knee
Trauma to the knee
Landing from a jump on hard surfaces
A sudden increase in speed while running
Repeated running, jumping, squatting, kicking, and hopping activities
Due to high force on the patellar tendon

Symptoms Of Knee Tendonitis

Pain that becomes intense gradually
Inflammation
Stiffness in the knee
Pain that aggravates by walking or standing
Weakness
Tenderness
Warmth
Redness
Loss of stability
Inability to bend the knee
Crackling sound

Diagnosis Of Knee Tendonitis

A physiotherapy doctor may physically examine the knee and ask the patient about the situations that led to the injury. He may also inquire about the routine stress knee is subjected to. The physiotherapist may recommend an MRI scan or ultrasound to assess the severity of the damage caused to the patella.

Treatment For Knee Tendonitis

The physiotherapist may recommend various treatment options depending upon the severity of knee damage.

Rest: The physiotherapist may ask the patient to take sufficient rest to the affected area for providing relief from pain and swelling.
Ice and warm therapy: The application of ice packs may help in reducing swelling. A warm towel can also be placed on the affected area to relieve pain.
Electrotherapy: In Pro Physiotherapy, physiotherapists may use various electrotherapy modalities to reduce pain and inflammation like ultrasonic therapy, Interferential therapy, TENS therapy, short wave diathermy (SWD), infrared radiation therapy, etc.
Medication: The doctor referred by a physiotherapist may prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines to eliminate pain.
Stretches: Stretching hamstrings, quads, and hip muscles, as recommended by the physiotherapist can prevent the condition from worsening. These stretches can also ease the tightness in the muscles.
Knee straps: Using knee straps, as recommended by the doctor, can alleviate stress on the patellar tendon.
Specific exercise: A physical therapist may suggest some specific exercises to help the knee regain its lost strength and range of motion.
Surgery: In case of severe injury, the patient may be asked to undergo surgery, in which the damaged tissues are removed to increase the blood flow to the damaged area. The torn tendon is repaired surgically.

Post-surgery, the patient may have to follow a physiotherapy rehabilitation program to return to daily activities.

The physiotherapists at Pro Physiotherapy, Jayanagar, JP Nagar, Bangalore provide complete diagnosis and therapy for Knee Tendonitis. To schedule an appointment, you can call at 89-510-22334 or directly visit us at Pro Physiotherapy in Jayanagar, Bangalore.

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